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. this is the 2012 claude moore lecture, journalists roger mudd moderates a panel discussion on what so proudly we hail, the messages of the war of 1812. tonight we are privileged to hear two distinguished guests discuss the past, present and future of the united states constitution. akhil reed amar has joined yale university where he teaches constitutional law at the college and the law school. he received both his b.a. and j.d. from yale and serves as an editor for the yale law's journal. after clerking for stephen breyer when he was judge of the u.s. court of appeals for the first circuit professor amar joined the faculty of yale in 1985. professor amar is a coeditor of the leading constitutional law casebook, decision-decision- making and is th author of several other books including the constitution and criminal procedure, the bill of rights creation and reconstruction, america's constitution a biography and most recently america's unwritten constitution, the president's and decibels we live by. the honorable clarence thomas has served as an associate justice of the supreme court of the unite
of a standoff continuing at the moment. >> this started when mr. moore ci morsi saying its new constitution would be shielded from >> the situation started on the 22nd of november when morsi issued this decree virtually exempting all presidential decrees from judicial oversight. morsi has said this was necessary to speed up constitutional process. he may well have been right in saying that, but the draconian nature of the decree certainly wasn't perceived by his opponents has really set this up. so therefore the situation has escalated to the point where opposition elements are now viewing the judiciary as really kind of the last bastion of not the old regime, but the last bastion. >> seen as an attempt to implement islamic agenda? >> it may well be the start of that. the language if you look at the constitution is not explicit, though i think there are concerns about how that will be interpreted. i think some of the lapse has been loosened at bit. there are new instances that mf-the perception is that some of the protections in the language have been taken away leaving it open to a greater
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